Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship

December 6, 2011 at 4:28 pm | Posted in Continuing Education, Professional Development | Leave a comment

(Please share this information with librarians you know who are interested in health librarianship OR new to the field and feel a need for improved skills.)

The University of Pittsburgh invites applications to its online Certificate of Advanced Study in Health Sciences Librarianship (HealthCAS).

This year long program, beginning in May 2012, provides librarians with in-depth knowledge of the health care environment and advanced skills in managing health sciences collections and resources.  Graduates will be prepared to play a key role in helping clinicians, researchers and healthcare consumers to keep pace with the expanding knowledge base in the health sciences.

HealthCAS is an online 15-credit post-master’s program offered jointly by the University of Pittsburgh School of Information Sciences and the University’s Health Sciences Library System.  The partnership between an ALA-accredited LIS program and a world-class, dynamic health sciences library offers a unique educational experience.  The HealthCAS curriculum is based on contemporary applications of current information management theories and technologies and the varied and rich experiences that practicing medical librarian instructors bring to the program.

Please visit to meet three of the HealthCAS librarian faculty and learn about the courses they are offering.

Development of HealthCAS was supported by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.  We anticipate that scholarships will be available to support a substantial portion of tuition and other expenses.

For more information on the program and the application process, visit, or e-mail Ester Saghafi, Program Manager,


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